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Offline Claire Ralph

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Searching family tree : Joseph Herne/Hearn
« on: Monday 27 September 21 19:12 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone. Iíve been using the search on this forum and I know there are many many Hearns/Hernes/Hurns/Herons etc but Iíve been using Ancestry and Ancestry DNA and one of my great grandparents is a lady called Dorcas Hearn born 1842 in Chesham.

 Iíve found another family member who has her marriage certificate (1862) to William Clements and her father is listed as Joseph Herne occupation traveller.

The 2 witnesses are Sampson and Cecilia Roberts who I have found on an 1861 census as living on wasteland off Latimer Road called the Gipsie Embankment. There  are a few Hernes living there but no Joseph.

I know this is vague considering some of the amazing information some of you have on your families. I was just hoping this might ring a bell with someone.

Thank you if anyone has anything to help me out here because I canít get any further on that side of my family. Iím stuck at Joseph x

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Re: Searching family tree : Joseph Herne/Hearn
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 September 21 20:55 BST (UK) »
I can find no record of a birth of a Dorcas Hearn, or variant,  1840- 1844, apart from one in Devon. What is your evidence?

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Re: Searching family tree : Joseph Herne/Hearn
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 September 21 20:57 BST (UK) »
Thatís the only other Dorcas Hern I have found too but itís not her. I have a criminal record of Dorcas,her marriage to William Clements and births of all their children with her name listed but no birth of Dorcas or anything before she was convicted at 14 years old.

The only proof I have of Joseph is his name and occupation on her marriage certificate


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Re: Searching family tree : Joseph Herne/Hearn
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 September 21 21:00 BST (UK) »
There is this census entry in 1841 www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7QV-T86 as a possibility.

Monica

Added: No sign of a daughter Dorcas with this couple in 1851 & 1861.
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Re: Searching family tree : Joseph Herne/Hearn
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 September 21 21:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for your help. I think Iím going to be at a dead end with this part of family as Iíve been trying to research them for months now and nothing.

Dorcas was convicted at 14 for counterfeit coins with a lady called Mary Anderson. In the Old Bailey report it says Anderson lived with a man of the name of Hearn and Mary was believed to be Dorcasí mother but they werenít sure